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MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
is tennessee senator bob corker talking about tax rates for the top 2% of americans. >> a lot of people are putting forth a theory, and i actually think it has merit where you go in and give the president the 2% increase that he is talking about, the rate increase on the top 2%. >> as usual, there is a catch. here it is. >> but republicans know that they have the debt ceiling that is coming up right around the corner, and the leverage is going to shift as soon as we get beyond this issue. the leverage is going to shift to our side where hopefully we'll do the same thing we did last time. and that is if the president wants to raise the debt limit by $2 trillion, we get $2 trillion in spending reductions. and hopefully this time it's mostly oriented towards entitlements. >> so it's about leverage. it's not about the people. let's put this into context. the republicans held the middle class hostage two years ago and won. the bush tax rates were extended for everyone, including the wealthiest americans. this time around republicans have no leverage on the tax issue, and they know it. so the
MSNBC
Dec 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
like bob costas, even rupert murdoch, mill o'reilly talking about sensible measures. the american people want to solve this problem. sometimes it's takes an event like this to catalyze thing. in 1989 there was a horrible school shooting where 35 people were shot in stockton, california. that was a cat liss soon after that. we need to push, and it requires the american public speaking up and maybing their voice heard. but this is a conversation that the american public wants to have. and we need to make sure that congress and the president want to have it too. >> congressman nadler, do you stand with the mayor of new york when he says that what we have not seen is leadership from the white house and not from the congress? >> we certainly haven't seen leadership on this issue in a good number of years. i was heartened that the president said today that we have to take meaningful action. unless that's simply empty rhetoric, that means that the president is thinking, at least, of taking the lead and really pushing congress on this, which is what it will take. this -- we -- these incid
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